Year 11 have been learning about magnetics during our recent science lessons. We have looked in detail at the differences between normal magnets and electromagnets. We found that electromagnets can be useful as they can be switched on and off.
Our science work has also looked at how coils can creative a magnetic field. The students have been learning how the strength of a coil can be increased by adding more twists.
Each class member has completed a worksheet. This involved explaining some of the advantages and disadvantages of electromagnets.
Our science work will expand to look at some of the wider benefits of magnets. The pupils will be looking at how some animals use magnetic fields to navigate their way home.